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Libya plans diplomatic security force

TRIPOLI, Libya — A special Libyan security force is being created to protect embassies and consulates after a wave of attacks by militants that highlights the serious deterioration in security over the past year, an official said Monday.

A brigadier general will lead the new force, Interior Ministry spokesman Magdi el-Urfi said. It will be made up of former rebels who have been integrated into the nation’s police force.

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